The recovery operation after a disaster such as an earthquake or flooding must be as fast as possible. People who have survived must be found. The accident can give rise to a chain of related hazardous situations. These hazards should be detected quickly after the initial disaster. Typically, after the flooding, care must be taken of landslips and stability of dams. Our general idea is to speed up search processes by using the geophysical methodology. We face a set of limitations: time, hardware, power and network accessibility is limited. The operation itself runs in unstable and dangerous circumstances. Finally – after the disaster, no fully qualified geophysical specialist is available on site. This is one of reasons why geophysical methodology is not yet commonly used in rescue operations. Our plan is to connect the “geophysics” and a decision support system. With a limited set of typical anomalies, we are building a decision support system based on automatic anomaly detection. The system shall detect anomalies in the acquired data and estimate its parameters such as dimensions or horizontal location. This estimation is the basis for the decision support.


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